Staying Safe In The Sun | Sun Care Tips With Solero
We have been working with LloydsPharmacy and using their suncare range, Solero. This has included testing out some of their new products; the new bigger size 400ml Solero Kids SPF50+ Ultra Sensitive Sun Lotion and the Sun Allergy Prevention Spray amongst several others. We have been having a heatwave in the UK, so staying safe in the sun has been paramount. With an Australian husband who is used to this type of weather, we are all hyper aware of the damage the sun can cause!
Sunburn, premature ageing, and of course skin cancer are the big ones to watch out for. LloydsPharmacy pharmacist Kate Taylor suggests a few expert tips to help you stay safe in the sun, along with some practical ideas I use too.
Expert Sun Care Tips With Solero
- If you have moles or freckles, make sure you wear a minimum SPF30.
- People tend to burn their nose more than any other body part, so don’t forget to apply sun cream there, as well as to the tops of your ears and the delicate skin on your lips.
- Wear water resistant sun cream while swimming and don’t forget to apply sun protection under your swim wear as the garments can move around.
- Use a golf-ball sized (or six teaspoons) amount of sun cream to cover your entire body. The NHS also recommends applying 30 minutes before exposure and then topping up just before you head out into the sun.
- Don’t forget to reapply sun cream a minimum of every one to two hours and make sure you always reapply after swimming, exercise, sweating and towelling.
- The sun’s rays are at their strongest between 11am and 3pm. Seek a shady spot or consider a hotel room siesta if possible. A little siesta, especially if you have small children,can mean you can all stay up a little later and enjoy an evening meal together, rather than dashing off to get the kids to bed.
- Make sure you keep rehydrated. If you are out for the day, consider popping a bottle of water into the freezer overnight, so it slowly melts during the day and you have a cool, refreshing drink on you.
- Keep cool, with loose fitted clothes if you are out and about. Cover kids up with UV protection long sleeved tops and hats.
- If you have a history of sun damage you should always wear the highest sun protection factor and seek shade where and whenever possible.
- Don’t forget to protect your eyes! Choose sunglasses that protect your eyes against UV rays.
Extra sun care tips:
- When using suncream, check it has not expired. Most sunscreens have a shelf life of two to three years.
- Don’t forget, you can burn even when it’s cloudy!
- Sunscreen is not just for hot days- but for skiing too. Reflected sunlight from snow & sand can damage eyes.
Have you anymore sun care tips to add?
Disclosure: We were sent the Solero products to try. As always, all opinions are my own.